He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress:
my God; in him will I trust. Psalm 91:1-2
The whole world has been enveloped by this dreaded pandemic- coronavirus. Fear is in the air as schools have been canceled, work has stopped, economies have been crippled and in many cases, countries have virtually shut down.
America is not immune. We are being consumed by the same disease and are suffering the same effects that the rest of the world is experiencing. We see the number of people with this virus multiply daily. Some of us have to deal with the effects of coronavirus first-hand. We are all affected by the economic situation and are all touched by the shortages. How many of you are running low on toilet paper, basic groceries, and other necessities of life?
My state is under a “Shelter in Place” order – only supposed to go out for groceries, pharmacy and essential things like that. My husband and I did a “senior” shopping trip yesterday for groceries, and it was beyond crazy. We survived our taste of the “war zone” and now we are hibernating.
What can we do to help make things better?
Pray! We are called to pray always and it is sorely needed right now. “Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (KJV)
Use common sense. Don’t panic and run around trying to grab everything you can and hoard it. Do you remember what Moses told the people to do when it came to manna? They were told to only gather what they could use in one day. If they left it to the next day, it was wormy and spoiled. Exodus Chapter 16
It’s wise to protect yourself against this outbreak, but don’t let anxiety consume your life. God has not called us to fear any situation, armed with our faith and His promises. “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” Isaiah 41:10 (KJV)
Follow directions that have been given:
-Stay at home – Do not leave home except for essential tasks such as getting groceries or seeking medical care.
-If you are out, stay at least 6 feet away from others and avoid any gatherings.
-Wash your hands often and well, especially after being away from home.
-If you have any symptoms of coronavirus, call your doctor immediately and quarantine yourself.
Be kind and SMILE!! Fear is widespread and so is uncertainty. We are all in this together. Choose to be kind to others and give them a reassuring smile. It sure beats the moans and groans, panic and craziness we’ve seen out there!
Remember – whatever happens, the Lord is in control. He did not create this situation, but He will use it for good. Take this time to grow closer as a family. Spend time with the Lord – in His word and in prayer. Proverbs 3:5 & 6 tells us to “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
This too shall pass…..
One day, before too long, this nightmare will end. People will recover, children will return to school and adults will go back to work. The economy will begin to improve, life will return to normal and this whole thing will be nothing but a bad memory. Let us have learned something through this catastrophe!
I hope you enjoyed reading this article.
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